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Coronavirus Testing Is the Way to Avoid European-Style Confinement

South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong, all in the immediate vicinity of China, have, so far, been able to avert the mass spread of...
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Taiwan Shows Rapid Response to Coronavirus As Hun Sen Plays Politics

There is probably not a national leader anywhere in the world who thinks his country’s people are stupid enough to believe that coronavirus spares...
PM Narendra Modi and Aung San Suu Kyi

India’s Morally Ambiguous Policy in Myanmar Faces Little Pay Off

India’s influence in Myanmar pales in comparison to China’s economic and strategic relations with the country even after compromising ethics. Although India’s policy towards...

Why Cambodia’s Hun Sen Can Never Plan for the Future Like Rwanda’s Kagame

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen argues that the international community is unfair in singling out his regime for its record on human rights and...
Thai student protests

Thai Student Protests Bring Hope—and Fear

Last Friday’s Constitutional Court verdict saw the dissolution of the second largest opposition party in Thailand, the Future Forward Party. The Thai Court dissolved...
Thai court dissolves FFP

Dissolution of Thai opposition party a troubling, yet predictable development

A few days ago, Thailand’s Constitutional Court dissolved the opposition Future Forward Party on grounds it took an illegal loan from its leader, the...
A nurse prepares medicine for coronavirus patients

Cambodia Is the Weakest Link in Global Fight Against Coronavirus

Early in 1984, the Vietnamese authorities who had occupied Cambodia since the fall of the Khmer Rouge in 1979 decided that a wall had...
Garment workers of Cambodia

What to Expect After Cambodia’s EBA Suspension

After more than a year of discussion, the European Union decided to suspend Cambodia’s trade privileges under the “Everything But Arms” (EBA) scheme. The...
Kem Sokha, Sam Rainsy and, Hun Sen

The Odious Trial of Kem Sokha in Cambodia

Exactly three years ago on 11 February 2017, I resigned as leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), the opposition party which just...